This project seeks to explore the under-researched field of climate-induced hazards and related migration and livelihood challenges in the Indian Ocean littoral by mapping the subjective experiences of migrant families. The study is centred around the question of how environmental refugees in selected coastal communities and urban clusters in India, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Tanzania deal with their agential loss and enhance and use their individual and collective agency to devise new survival strategies in the context of endangered livelihoods. The project aims to develop a trans-boundary comparison between East and Southern African environmental refugees’ experiences with those of South Asian, and to examine the collective experiences of migrants across the four case study countries.
Visiting Fellow, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Maratwada University
CEO and Editorial Director, Impact and Policy Research Institute
Stephen O Maluka
Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Dar es Salaam